Grant named to All-Tournament team




Tribune Sports Reporter


Team Bahamas second baseman Adari Grant was named to the All-Tournament team for the fourth annual Caribbean Baseball Cup.

The St Louis Cardinals prospect was the lone Bahamian to receive the post tournament honour following Sunday night’s finale at the new Andre Rodgers National Stadium.

The remainder of the All-Tournament team included Dudley Leonora (first base), Darren Seferina (shortstop), Reysheandall Michel (rightfield) and Reyshelon Carolina (leftfield) of Curacao; Yoelkis Gilbert (designated hitter) and Yeudi Reyes (relief pitcher) of Cuba; Ruben Castro (catcher), Jose Burgos (starting pitcher), Reynaldo Navarro (third base) and Miguel Egea (center field) of Puerto Rico.

For the tournament, Grant hit .273, slugging .318 with a .320 OBP and .638 OPS. He finished second on the team with six hits, scored two runs, with four RBI and two stolen bases. He opened the tournament 1-4 against USVI followed by a 1-3, two RBI, and a stolen base in the first matchup against Curacao.

After a hitless night against Cuba, Grant responded with consecutive multi-hit games.

He went 2-4 with a run, RBI, and a stolen base against the first matchup against Puerto Rico and followed 2-4 with a double and an RBI.

Defensively, he finished with a .963 fielding percentage, 10 put outs, and helped turn three double plays.

The Bahamas finished fourth in its return to international baseball at the senior level.

Grant became the first Bahamian player to join the Cardinals organisation when they signed him in the 2021 class.

In his rookie season he was assigned to the Dominican Summer League with the DSL Cardinals Blue.

He finished with a batting average of .220 with a .691 OPS on the season with 36 hits, one home run, 27 runs, 10 RBI and seven stolen bases in 43 games.

He progressed to the Florida Complex League last season and in 37 games he hit .206 with .594 OPS, the season with 20 hits, 14 runs, seven RBI and six stolen bases in 43 games.

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